How many of you have seen The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia? Do you remember that part where Lucy steps through the wardrobe between the pine trees and it’s snowing? Further on there’s a lamp-post. Just as she’s about to turn back, here comes the tap-tap-tapping of hooves, and—a very surprised faun, who drops his packages in fright, then accepts Lucy’s help in picking them up and offers her his umbrella…
He’s shy, a little awkward and flighty, very endearing… And of course Lucy agrees to go home and have tea with him even though he’s an absolute stranger, he’s not even human, and she’s never encountered anyone like him before in her life.
You, dear Republicans, are like Tumnus.
You want of course to be the likeable Tumnus Lucy meets in the wood, but… Tumnus has another side.